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France Pass

  • Unlimited travel in France.
  • Discount for families or groups of 2-5 people with the Saver Pass.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

WHO

WHAT


Overview

France Pass : Close enough to taste it ?

The France Pass gives you extensive travel on the national rail network of France. Choose a continuous-day pass for 2, 4, 5, 8 or 15 travel days ; or a flexi pass offering choice of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 days within a one-month period or 15 days within a two-month period. Special rates are available for 2 or more people traveling together, children, youth and seniors.

At Rail Europe, we know you can only truly experience the wonders of a local culture by immersing yourself in it. That’s what a rail pass in France permits. You go to and from amazing city-centers like Paris and Cannes surrounded by like-minded adventurers and friendly locals. And traveling within France by train lets you avoid worrying about airline schedules, gas prices or road signs. Besides, who could appreciate the aroma of hand-pressed cheeses from an airplane ? Or indulge in the intoxicating fruits of a Loire Valley winery from a passing car ? Having a rail pass in France allows you to indulge in all the local flavors as much as the locals, in high speed comfort and ease.

There’s simply no better way to experience the authentic stylish and fragrant France. Whether winding your way through fields of lavender, exploring the Alps, or satisfying your need to conquer by retracing Napoleon’s footsteps, France awaits. But why would you wait any longer ?


TER French Regional Train.

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. Using a France Pass you may travel on TGV and French trains : Intercités which require additional seat reservations. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check for any specific seat reservation requirements.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

And the Eurail France Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You’ll get discounts on buses and trains, hotels, museums & activities, and more.

With the Eurail France Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail France Pass is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Benefits in:
Bus & Train
  • Discount on first and second class tickets on the Thello Night Train if your pass is valid in France and/or Italy for travel between Paris and Milan. Purchasing this fare will not use a day on your pass.
  • Discount on first and second class tickets on the Thello Day Trains if your pass is valid in France and/or Italy on the following routes; Marseille/Nice and Genova/Milan (including all intermediary stops). Purchasing this fare will not use a day on your pass.
  • Free travel from Digne – St Auban/Veynes
  • Free travel from Oloron – Canfranc (Spain)
  • International IC Bus Connections: Reservations required. Reservations and/or tickets are an additional cost and can be purchased locally. Travelers with a Eurail Pass which is not valid for all the countries through which the bus travels need a reservation and a ticket for the portion not covered by the rail pass.
  • Strassbourg-Mannheim-Nürnberg-Prague
Cruises & Ferries
  • 30% reduction on the standard foot passenger fares on ferry crossings from Cherbourg to Rosslare (Ireland - February to December) and Roscoff to Rosslare (Ireland - May to September) operated by Irish Ferries. Advance booking is recommended and reservations required. No daily sailings.
Museums & Activities
  • Hard Rock Cafe Nice, 5 Promenade des Anglais and Paris, 14 Boulevard Montmartre. Receive a free gift in the Rock Shop with every purchase over € 30.

Reviews

Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (53)
  • A Marvellous French Journey |
    "I stayed in Paris for the whole month of July. From there I went out into the French provinces on nine different day trips visiting 18 cities from Rouen and Cherbourg in the North to Montpellier and Avignon in the South, and from Brest and La Rochelle in the West to Reims and Strasbourg in the East, not to forget the cities of the centre Bourges, Tours and Orleans. It was a fantastic experience of provincial France with the wonderful TGV on most routes. I will do it Again. Next time to visit other of the beautiful French cities and towns. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Rail Pass  |
    "Have to preserve the seat before taking rails, however, there were limited amount of seats available for the Rail Pass, but have tickets for on-site purchasing. It caused some inconvenience and rescheduling of the travel plan. "

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    Reliable service |
    "Very difficult to find the place for the stamp of the rail pass and getting to the right coach and seat very confusing as the coach are not in order and the info about the platform only given 20mins before "

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    A good trip |
    "We had a good rail trip from Paris to Avignon/Beaune. The trip was quite pleasant. The only problem was that the tickets did not allow us enough time (12 minutes) to make the connection at Lyon. Otherwise the trip was quite pleasant. "

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    France Trip |
    "Very convenient and reasonable. "

  • Value for money
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    convenient and comfortable |
    "trains were on time and the schedules are really convenient ! i was able to go to south of france and use my rail pass during my stay "

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    TGV France - Two worlds |
    "It's efficient. It's on time. It's comfortable. But it's two different worlds on the upper and lower deck. Upper deck is French Countryside and lower deck is a loooooooong tunnel with an occasional glimpse of the sky. Pick snacks early on or else you'll be left with a can of soda. "

  • Convenience
    Travel with France Rail Pass  |
    "It was a very good idea to travel by train with Pass, it saved time, money but the only thing I need to be - was punctual. To miss the train as planned would lead to another problem as too many connecting train in my journey. Anyway the France Rail Pass was an excellent choice ! "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Too expensive |
    "As metioned in the title. "

  • Value for money
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    Extending Time for collection |
    "It will be much convenient if the pass can be collected outside normal office hours to provide flexibility. "

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